The theme of the 90-minute program, debuting on PBS stations Monday night, is to incorporate the beauty of national parks with the art of dance. Choreographers created interpretive dances which were performed by troupes in four Parks.
On St. John, Donald Byrd and members of his company, along with jazz composer/musician Steve Turre were inspired by the remains of a sugar cane plantation and danced on the shoreline of Cinnamon Bay. Offshore, the Olympic Synchronized Swim Team offered their talents in a program capturing the spirit of aquatic life in the Coral Reef National Monument.
Other national parks are featured in the show are Yosemite, Mammoth Cave, and the Wright Brothers Memorial.
- PBS has posted the entire program on the Web, and you can watch the VI segments, as well as other Parks’ here: http://www.pbs.org/wnet/gperf/shows/wolftrap/program.html.
- Here’s a link to PBS’s description of the project.